3-D Dance

Concepts of Brain Dance®

Brain Dance® is a movement structure based on developmental patterns that children are programmed to move through their developmental years. It consists of 8 movement patterns: Breath, Tactile, Core-Distal, Head-Tail,
by Suzy Simpson
dancers at the barre in an audition

How to Prepare for Auditions

Everything in life is an audition! First impressions, everyday interactions, networking, applications, interviews, even dating is like an audition. When you have a job, you audition every day to keep it. You must continue adding value to your team. Dancers are required to audition at all levels of training from studio performance groups, to local/community theater, to school teams and productions, and professional jobs.
by Suzy Simpson
Hot air balloons representing the places you can go in dance

Oh the Places You’ll Go… in the Wonderful World of Dance!

Before age 10, many dancers recognize that they love dance and will tell you they want to going to grow up to be “a dancer.” Between ages 12-14, many kids become aware that they may not grow up to be a professional dancer, but they do love dance and have a passion for it. It’s important to get these dancers into the mind set that they can turn their love of dance into a variety of future opportunities, and continue their dance training with a future goal in mind.
by Suzy Simpson
dance class on stage

Recital and ticketing costs explained

Each semester, we look forward to seeing all of the hard work our staff and students have put into our Winter Showcase and Annual Recital on the Braswell High School Theater stage!! Our goal is to have the showcase be an enjoyable, exciting family event that teaches our students the importance of preparation, focus, teamwork and commitment. We also work very hard in securing a venue that offers a convenient time and location. Since performance venues are extremely difficult to reserve, dance studios often must hold recitals on weeknights, in many cases in a location which conflicts with school and work, and also makes it difficult for family and friends to attend. While weekend bookings do cost more than a Monday afternoon, for example, and require securing dates a year in advance, it is a priority that the recital also be convenient for our families.
by Suzy Simpson
dancers performing on stage

Thank you Dance Parents!

Our incredible dance parents at 3-D Dance are at the top of our Thankful list for MANY reasons. 3-D Dance parents are rockstars! They truly make it all happen. Our parents get our dancers where they need to be. They take time out of their day to make sure our dancers arrive to class on time and have everything they need to excel.
by Suzy Simpson

What do I Expect from My Child’s First Dance Class?

For the first class, any comfortable athletic attire and athletic shoes work fine. Tops should be fitted enough so that the dancer can bend over comfortably (no loose t-shirts). Hair should be pulled back into a bun or ponytail to avoid falling into the dancer’s face. Our class dress code can be found in our Welcome Booklet here if you want to get an idea of the dress code for each weekly class.
by Suzy Simpson
prizes won by dancers

Is Performing Company Right for my Dancer?

You’ve heard us talk about our performing company teams here at 3-D Dance, but how do you know if joining the team is the right path for your child? First, it’s important to remember that we believe that ALL of our students are valuable, no matter how many classes they take or if they are recreational or pre-professional dancers! The purpose of the 3-D Dance performing company is to expand the dancer's world beyond weekly classes by offering a variety of experiences including performances, conventions, workshops, festivals and competitions. While there are many benefits to participating in performing company, here are three major benefits:
by Suzy Simpson